Post mill, Thorrington
This postmill is said to have been erected in 1740 by William Walker and/or Samuel Holditch, which one of them transferred to his son-in-law Daniel Clapton in 1757-59. It served as part of the same property as the tide mill until it was blown down in 1869, when it would have been in the possession of Henry Cooper: after whose family the site was known. A windmill is shown at this spot on Chapman & André’s Map of Essex of 1777. Presumed owners/occupiers in the intervening years were John Clapton son of Daniel (1788); William Eve (1814) William Eve jnr. (1816); Henry Henley (1824); Elizabeth Henley (1826); Charles Bones/John Pyman (1832); George Cooper 1841 and descendants until 1869.
No trace of the windmill can now be seen but, luckily, a painting by Miss Mayor was done in 1868 and, in 1974, this was in the possession of a Mr Aldridge of Thorrington who allowed Bill Burton in turn to make a copy.
|Alternative names||Cooper's HIll Windmill, Thorrington Windmill|
|Mill type||Post mill|
|Mill function||Corn mill|
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
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